Mahina (Michelle) Wong
CSWA & Associate Practitioner
Covering Challenges Related To:
Depression, Sadness, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Anxiety, Worry, Panic, BIPOC, Life Transitions, Existential Crises, Relationships, Spirituality, Identity, Life transitions, Aging, Women’s Issues, Relationships, Adoption
Individual Counseling for ages 18+
Master of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Clinical Social Work Associate (Certification No. A-4543)
Specialty Training & Experience: *
Mindfulness, Mindful Self Compassion, Internal Family Systems, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Treating Grief, Motivational Interviewing, Thought Field Therapy / Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
Mindfulness, self-compassion, and somatic awareness are foundational to my integrative work with adults. My overall eclectic and strengths/resource-focused approach is influenced and informed by Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Polyvagal Theory, Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), Positive Psychology, and Transpersonal Psychology.
A Little About Me:
Growing up in Hawaii has influenced my deep appreciation and respect for people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs. While Hawaii will always be my heart’s home, Eugene is my new beloved abode where I enjoy time in nature, reading and learning, hiking, soaking up the coastal ions and relaxing with my favorite people and animals. I am grateful to serve in such a rewarding field with brave people, who continually kindle my awe in our resilient human spirit. It is my honor to be of support on a journey toward healing and return to one’s innate
I believe that we are intrinsically whole, and our common human journeys are a return to that truth. My therapeutic approach is holistic, person-centered and body-oriented with a deep trust and respect in one’s inherent dignity, wisdom and compassionate capacity to heal and connect with oneself and others.
I am open-minded, empathically engaged, and I work from a sensitive trauma-informed lens of curiosity and collaboration. An appreciation of the therapeutic relationship as a tool of self-reflection, courage and positive change is at the heart of my work with individuals.
You know yourself best, and I aim to deeply listen. I aim to cultivate a safe and supportive space of open presence, respect, and acceptance in which you feel encouraged to explore challenges and parts of yourself that yearn to feel heard, seen and validated. I gently guide you at your unique pace toward identifying unhelpful patterns and barriers, deepening self-awareness and developing trust in your inner resources.
Self-Pay & Pacific Source Community Solutions/OHP, Trillium/OHP, Open-Card/OHP
*Specialty Training & Experience includes areas of focus and interest practitioners have obtained additional hours of training and experience in. Any specialties the practitioner has received certification in will appear under Education & Certification or the Certified next to the listed specialty.